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"i live in a burning house" Print

Haejin Yoo


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“I live in a burning house” visualises the feeling of experiencing anger and resentment. ​ This feeling lasted for a long time until I noticed having anger and resentment was only hurting me and no one else. But, even after becoming aware of it, it was hard to stop. I felt trapped in these feelings that were causing me pain. I started writing in my art journal trying to figure out how this felt in terms of imagery. It felt like my body was a house and I was trapped inside of a burning house. The flame was melting my body. There is a door to walk out, but it’s as if I’m choosing not to leave. Represented by the limp arms, I’ve given up while flames engulf my body. I wanted to paint something that would help me get out of this feeling, so I replaced flames with flowers. There are many repetitive elements in the painting, and in a way, this repetitiveness was used as a meditative treatment for the anger and resentment I was carrying. Within a month of it, those feelings had been resolved. By replacing flames with flowers I replaced pain with conquest and achievement.

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Print:Giclee on Fine Art Paper

Size:9 W x 12 H x 0.1 D in

Size with Frame:14.25 W x 17.25 H x 1.2 D in

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Haejin Yoo, a self-taught acrylic artist born in Seoul, South Korea, creates surrealistic expressionist art to evoke past and present emotions. Haejin's signature approach is to paint on raw canvas, symbolising her belief that all things start from the ground. She hand-stretches each canvas before applying a series of techniques and complex colours. Hand-dyed red thread is sewn into the canvas to signify the represented moment. Haejin's artistic passion was discovered at a young age but was suppressed until her late twenties. She now lives in Cologne, Germany, where she exhibits her work across Europe, including winning the First Prize Abstract Award at FIRA International Art Fair Barcelona 2022 and exhibiting at The Other Art Fair London 2023. ARTIST STATEMENT As a self-taught acrylic artist, I find raw canvas reflective of the foundations we must lay in life. Using untouched natural surfaces challenges me and aligns with my personal philosophy. I strive for viewers to understand the symbolic meaning behind the plants, animals, and flowers I incorporate into my work. As I apply colours and details, I become consumed by the process, allowing the painting to take hold of me. I finish each piece by stitching my name with hand-dyed red thread, symbolizing strength and connection. My art serves as a personal journal exploring the complex and often opposing emotions we experience. I hope viewers connect with the emotions expressed in my work and understand that these feelings are not one-dimensional.

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